Garage Door Springs Break Most During Autumn And Winter?

Summer is the classic off-season, off of the normal September-to-May annual routine, that is. Vacations lead to decreased use of house physical facilities. Warm weather may lead to parking cars outside all night, and working in the garage. And the residents may not be aware that–if they have been using the garage door for some years–the coming season could start with a bang–that is, from a fatigued garage door spring that waited until the change of seasons to break.

Especially in northern regions of the U. S. and Canada, a seasonal connection to garage door spring failure is worthy of some consideration. First of all, a temperature drop of greater than ten degrees tends to lead to an increase in spring failure calls, according to an industry veteran. Precisely during October, the average high temperature drops thirteen degrees in Chicago, for example.

Second, the door will likely be going up and down more frequently starting with the fall season. Many annual programs like extra-curricular activities either start up or intensify during late August into September. With youth sports activities, group meetings, civic activities, and related trips on the rise, the increased use of the door as the cars are parked in the garage mounts an assault on spring soundness.

As the autumn progresses, there will be cold periods interspersed with warmups. It is possible that close to Thanksgiving, many already brittle springs will give way, with the holiday being the last straw.

The import of all this is that, if you use your garage a great deal, and you have had the door for some time, you might expect some kind of garage door needs during the autumn into winter. But that fact would give you a leg up in hopes of writing the smallest check possible, given time to research before a break.

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